As of writing this, Bryce Harper has yet to make a decision or announce where he will be playing baseball this year. The latest news on the rumor mill has the Nationals out of contention for his services. If you personally know the writer of this article, then you know what kind of luck he has. It’s a pretty good bet that right after this releases Harper will announce his decision and any assumptions made or references to Harper will be null and void. Planning accordingly, there will be no other mentions of Harper beyond this point. Instead, we will only be looking at his potential future teammates, replacements, or counterparts.
For those of you not paying attention, arguably one of the best players in baseball is an official free agent for the first time in his young career. The phenom, Mr. Eye-Black, and man with possibly the best hair in the United States, Bryce Harper.
The final push is upon us! Whether it is bat licking craziness or nostalgic pitching performances, this playoff race will be one to remember. There wasn’t much movement in my rankings this week, that doesn’t mean there wasn’t plenty of action.
Here we find ourselves already in September. The final month of the season and the playoff race has yet to separate. The NL West is as competitive if not more than last year. The NL East will have some new faces representing them. Not to mention the NL Central is occupying three of the five playoff spots right now.
On Friday the Milwaukee Brewers were busy ahead of the deadline to pick up players and have them available for the postseason. The Brewers acquired lefty reliever Xavier Cedeno from the White Sox, starter Gio Gonzalez from the Nationals, and Curtis Granderson from the Blue Jays. These moves improve the Brewers for the stretch run and show how they are serious about competing this season. Each player provides an upgrade to the Brewers in a major way. For Milwaukee, it will be an exciting ride down the stretch.